OK, Boomer.

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    OK, Boomer. And what’s your reason not to change?



    looks like BMW marketing has ruffled a few feathers after posting "OK, Boomer. And what’s your reason not to change?" on twitter as part of the marketing campaign for the new iX

    https://twitter.com/BMW/status/1328004840165928961

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    well l must be old and narrow minded
     
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    I am old (49) and I still don’t like it much.
     
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    Only 49? That must make me ancient. :rolleyes:
     
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    yeah same here
     
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    Oh, to be only 49 again! :D
     
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    me too, at 34 :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Huh, a mere stripling at that - I can double that and still have some pocket change left.....:whistling: :blush: I'm entitled not to like it. :D
     
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    Porsche seem to have Tay-can (taken) electric cars to a new level and produced something that is absolutely stunning BMW think the new ix is

    "A the Pinnacle For Luxury Electric Driving. This Isn’t a Mere Evolution. It's Revolution. With An Electric Driving Range Of Over 370 miles. What's Your Reason Not To Change?"

    my reason not to change is l want a full electric 5 series with a nice full leather interior. not something that looks like this

    BMW-iX-grille.jpg



    that has an interior cobbled together with bits of plywood and old pop bottles

    sorry BMW l am not ready for your sort of change
     
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    Gotta agree @mach one, it looks utterly abysmal both inside and out
     
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    Talking of electric cars and Taycans.....

     
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    Not the best place to try out the launch control
     
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    That's why I assume that every other car on the road is being driven by an absolute idiot - probably an valid assumption for at least 5 percent of them. :whistle:
    That approach has payed dividends many times over.
     
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    Saw that on another forum - classic fail. :oops:
     
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    It's a shame to see the iX appears to be the best BMW can do. :scratch:

    I'm sure BMW's CAD design stylus, is an ugly stick in disguise. :rolleyes:

    As to the Porsche... :eek: On a serious note, is this the type of situation we may see repeated with powerful EVs? Loads of torque from 0 rpm.

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    That’s unbelievable....
    OMG....


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    yes it is a situation we will see repeated

    we had an old boy around here that always set off by taking his car to around 4000 rpm and then slip the clutch as he crawled away. l always said if his foot slipped off the clutch he would be doing about 60mph just imagine him in a high power EV
     
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    here is a better video without the half screen and the subtitles

     
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    I was stood outside Sainsbury’s this afternoon, waiting for the wife to buy some food, a chap got into his grey Taycan. Looked amazing to be fair.
    Watched him edge out of the spot in reverse, and then edge out into the car park and off. I was holding my breath all the way through the manoeuvre...!

    Odd thing noticed, silent on reverse, but as it pulled away it made a thrumming engine type noise. Do these have a small engine? Thought they were fully EV.
     
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    they are full EV but the one you saw probably had the Taycan electric sport sound option

    newsroom.porsche.com/en/taycan/sound
     
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    Well that’s just daft. Had a flat four kind of warble. Weird.
     
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